A View from the Balcony

Lessons from Rocks, Water, and People: The Holy Land  It was a trip of a lifetime.   I’m glad I did it.  I’m not sure I’ll go back.  After a week and a half of recovering from the red eye flights to Israel and back, plus nine full days of visiting sites,  I’ll try to assess my gleanings: 1.       I learned… Read More ›

Is Your Antivirus up to date?

Think of your mind a place to store and process data. Your strengths as software. We all sin whether or not we mean too. There are a lot of destructive forces bombarding us on a daily basis. How we choose to deal with them is up to us. Viruses attacking a computer is a lot… Read More ›


Growing up in the church, I have heard a lot of people talk about how Christians need to be out in the world “witnessing”.  That’s one of those churchy words:  witnessing.  Usually, what that has meant is telling the world that they need Jesus.  Churches and publishing companies have developed whole programs and written numerous… Read More ›

The Second Week of Advent

Here is part 2 of the video series that CBF produced in partnership with Jim Somerville, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA.  This video segment is entitled, “Well, Finally!” http://vimeo.com/50997956

The First Week of Advent

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship worked with Jim Somerville, Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA, to produce a series of video messages for Advent.  You can visit the link below to watch the first message, “The Haphazard Coming of Christmas.” http://vimeo.com/album/2104817/video/50994482